Once an award offer has been determined, there are important next steps that require a student’s response.
First and foremost is for students to make a decision as to which elements of their award they wish to accept and/or decline. Please visit our Accepting Your Aid Award page for more detailed information.
Scholarship recipients often are receiving funds that are only available due to the generosity and foresight of donors to Tulane’s various scholarship programs. Please note that recipients will generally be asked at some point during the academic year to take time to write a letter of thanks to our donors. We ask for all scholarship recipients to fulfill this obligation of respect and thanks to our donors.
Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized; graduate PLUS; and/or parent PLUS) require first-time borrowers to complete a respective master promissory note (MPN) for each specific loan program. If accepting an offer of federal loans, first-time borrowers need to complete the necessary MPN at the U.S. Department of Education’s website: www.studentloans.gov.
First-time federal student loan borrowers, must also complete “loan entrance counseling,” an on-line tutorial detailing a borrower’s rights and responsibilities. This requirement can also be completed by visiting: www.studentloans.gov.
Federal Work Study (FWS) recipients are not guaranteed a job upon acceptance of their FWS award. Students must secure a position (the vast majority are on Tulane’s campus). Students are encouraged to visit the Student Employment Office’s website and plan to attend the Job Fair (usually held during the first week of classes each fall) to explore available job opportunities.